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The strange case of Denny Hastert: The other reason why his indictment is so disturbing

The strange case of Denny Hastert: The other reason why his indictment is so disturbing Schtupenfreude is the joy you feel when a politician you hate is in a career ruining sex scandal.

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Leading Climate-Denier Caught Accepting Bribes from Fossil-Fuel Corporations

Leading Climate-Denier Caught Accepting Bribes from Fossil-Fuel Corporations Historians and sociologists of science say that since the tobacco wars of the 1960s, corporations trying to block legislation that hurts their interests have employed a strategy of creating the appearance of scientific doubt, usually with the help of ostensibly independent researchers who accept industry funding. Yep. […]

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The C.I.A. Torture Cover-Up

The C.I.A. Torture Cover-Up Ms. Feinstein’s accusations carry an additional weight and credibility because she has been a reliable supporter of the intelligence agencies and their expanded powers since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 Can we investigate this rather than a hold a 51st vote on Obamacare and another fishing expedition on Benghazi? Why […]

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borowitzreport: Anthony #Weiner Continues Sexting During Apology

borowitzreport: Anthony #Weiner Continues Sexting During Apology Mr. Weiner then concluded his press conference by removing his shirt and snapping a quick shot of his naked torso. I guess he won’t be mayor.

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Silvio’s World

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s legendary womanizing now has Italian prosecutors preparing to try him on criminal charges. From Silvio’s World Berlusconi has a model diversity program in that there is a diverse set of models. Blondes, brunettes and red heads are all well represented in his patronage positions.

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frailty, temptation, and common miscalculation

“You knew the risks. Either you felt you were above the law or you had some kind of death wish.” His response was that neither was the case. “It’s a story that has been repeated since our earliest days as a species. It’s both obvious and not susceptible to an answer,” he insisted. “Nonetheless, we […]

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telecom immunity

While the nation is distracted by Super Tuesday elections tomorrow, the Senate will finally take up telecom immunity, which is expected to pass. Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall | Cat’s Away, Mice Play Really bad news on this one. Wondering if the administration would have the chutzpah to ask for immunity for bad […]